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COVID-19 Vaccine in Boston

The COVID-19 vaccine is an important and effective tool to keep ourselves and our communities safe. Along with getting tested, wearing masks, social distancing, and frequent handwashing, the vaccine will help us end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find answers to common questions and connect with resources at COVID-19: Know the Facts, Find the Truth.

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfairly affected Boston's Black, Latinx, immigrant, and other communities of color. Systemic racism, including in healthcare and vaccine development, also contributes to concerns and mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine. We're committed to making information available in multiple languages, through multiple methods, and on an ongoing basis. Our goal is to help our residents make informed decisions.

Important Vaccine Information

As of September 12, 2023, CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will be available. The virus that causes COVID-19 is always changing, and protection from COVID-19 vaccines declines over time. Receiving an updated COVID-19 vaccine can restore protection and provide enhanced protection. For more information, check out the CDC's latest information.

On May 11, 2023, the Public Health Emergency will expire, which means there will be changes to your COVID-19 Health Benefits.

  • After March 31, 2023, if you have Medicaid, you will have to prove you are eligible every year.
  • After May 11, 2023, the cost of treatments, tests, and vaccines may depend on your health insurance.
  • After May 11, 2023, if you use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) you may receive less money for food from the government.
  • Call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050 for support with Health Benefits and resources that can help. It's free, multilingual, confidential, and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended and approved for everyone ages 6 months and older in the United States.

Check out the fact sheets in your language for more information on steps you can take before and after the Public Health Emergency ends to protect yourself and your community. You will also find a cost table to help you understand how your costs may change.

Recommendations and Information

Recommendations
  • Everyone ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19 and stay up to date with their vaccines. Staying up to date on your vaccines is essential. People are best protected against infection, severe illness, hospitalization and death when they are up to date with their vaccines.
  • COVID-19 vaccines offer the best protection against becoming seriously ill, being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19.

The Bruce C. Bolling Building and City Hall will begin providing the updated COVID-19 vaccines on November 1, 2023. Flu vaccinations are also available at both sites. Vaccines are free and available at both sites. No insurance needed. See below for site locations and operating hours.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, please visit the CDC's website.

More Vaccination Recommendations

Walk-in City Clinics

The Bruce C. Bolling Building and City Hall will begin providing the updated COVID-19 vaccines on November 1, 2023. Flu vaccinations are also available at both sites. Vaccines are free and available at both sites. No insurance needed.

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

2302 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119

  • Thursdays through Saturdays: 12p.m. - 6 p.m.

Boston City Hall

1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201; Room 115

  • Mondays: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

List of Boston vaccine sites

List of sites

Site schedules may vary or change due to holidays and unforeseen circumstances. We recommend contacting these sites to confirm availability before showing up. One-day sites open to all residents ages 5 and older unless otherwise specified.

Location Vaccine information Days of Operation

Boston City Hall 

Room 115, Boston MA 02201

Updated COVID-19 vaccinations will be available starting November 1st, 2023. Flu shots are also available. 

Mondays, from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesdays, from 12 - 5 p.m.

 

Bruce Bolling Building

2302 Washington Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Updated COVID-19 vaccinations will be available starting November 1st, 2023. Flu shots are also available. 

Located on the ground level, walk-ins and appointments welcome

Thursday through Saturday, from 12 - 6 p.m.

Codman Square Health Center

637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

NOTE: Still awaiting the arrival of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. It is not currently available. This information will be updated regularly, but please call 617-822-8271 before arriving.

Registration only - call 617-822-8271! All Boston residents ages 5 and up.

Monday through Friday, 1 - 4:20 p.m.

CVS Locations

Various

All eligible priority groups can get the vaccine. Schedule an appointment at CVS. Varies

DotHouse Health

1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

Walk-ins welcome! Now offering vaccines for people 6 months and older.

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays, from 8:30 - 4 p.m.

Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center 

10 Gove St., 2nd Floor, East Boston

To schedule a vaccination appointment, call 617-568-4500

**EBNHC patients can receive vaccines from their primary care department. Non-EBNHC adult patients can receive vaccines at Adult Medicine, 10 Gove St., 2nd Floor, East Boston by appointment only.**

The scheduling line is open

8:00 am—4:00 pm, Monday–Friday).

Fenway Health 

142 Berkley Street, South End, MA 02116

All Boston residents can get the vaccine. Check for Fenway Health appointments.

Varies

Fenway Health

1340 Boylston Street, Fenway, MA 02215

All Boston residents 18+ can get the vaccine. Check for Fenway Health appointments.

Varies

Galaxy Pharmacy

543 Dorchester Ave, South Boston, 02127

NOTE: Still awaiting the arrival of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. It is not currently available. This information will be updated regularly, but please call 617-268-0800 before arriving.

All eligible priority groups can get the vaccine. To schedule an appointment call: 617-268-0800 Varies

Gary Drug Company

59 Charles Street, Downtown, 02114

NOTE: Still awaiting the arrival of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. It is not currently available. This information will be updated regularly, but please call 617-227-0023 before arriving. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center

4199 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131

Please call 617-323-4440 to schedule your appointment. All Boston residents ages 5 and up are eligible.

By appointment Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome
Wednesdays, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Harvard Street at Prince Hall 

24 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

NOTE: Still awaiting the arrival of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. It is not currently available. This information will be updated regularly, but please call 617-245-8206 before arriving.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,
from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesdays, from 12 - 7 p.m.

Immigrant Family Services Institute

1626 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

Walk-ins only! No appointment needed! 

Friday, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 3 - 7 p.m.

MAC

9 Palmer Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Walk-ins accepted, registration encouraged  

Call 614-422-1622 to make an appointment

Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Melnea Cass Recreation Complex

120 Martin Luther King Blvd., Boston MA 02118

Visit the state's website for more information

Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Osco Locations

Varies

Schedule an appointment online. Varies, call locations to confirm.

South End Community Health Center

1601 Washington Street, South End, MA 02118

By appointment only! To schedule an appointment, visit the South End Health Center website or call 617-568-4500

Monday though Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sullivan's Pharmacy and Medical Supply Inc

1 Corinth Street, Roslindale, 02131

Check our website for hours and appointments.  

Upham's Corner Health Center

415 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

All eligible Boston residents can get the vaccine. Vaccination is by appointment only!

Register online

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 - 5:30 p.m.

Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Vinh's Brothers Pharmacy

1365-1377 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, 02122

Call to confirm 617-282-9800. Varies

Walgreens Locations

Varies

All eligible priority groups can get the vaccine. Check availability or schedule an appointment online. Varies

Whittier Street Health Center - Main Site

1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Appointment required. Register on our website.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Family Medicine) and 5 - 8 p.m. (Pediatrics)

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location Vaccine information Days of operation

Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center

150 S Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Available to all veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system.

Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

West Roxbury VA Medical Center

1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Available to all veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system.

Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Map of vaccine sites in Boston

Help for seniors

Need help booking an appointment?

Older Boston residents that are interested in the COVID vaccine and who need help with online registration or transportation should call 3-1-1 for help. Ask to be connected to the Age Strong Commission for vaccine assistance. Eligible Massachusetts residents can also call 2-1-1 if they need help for registration.

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